Khwaja Baqi Billah

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Khwaja Baqi Billah (1563-1603) was a Sufi saint from Kabul.[1]

Hazrat Khwāja Muhammad Bāqī Billāh Berang Naqshbandī Ahrārī Dihlawī quddisa sirruhū
Born 5 Zil-Hajj 971 A.H.
Kabul, Afghanistan
Died 25 Jamadi-al Sani 1012 A.H.
Religion Sufi Islam
School Islamic philosophy
Main interests
Implementation of Islamic Law, Islamic Statehood
Notable ideas
Evolution of Islamic philosophy, Application of Sharia'h



Khawaja Baqi Billah was the originator and pioneer of the Naqshbandi Order in the sub-continent. His name was Razi-ud-Din Muhammad Baqi but he was commonly known as Khwaja Baqi Billah. His father Qāzī Abd as-Salām Samarqandī was a famous scholar and saint of Kabul. Khawaja Baqi Billah was born in Kabul in 1563 A.D. His lineage reaches Khawja Ubaid Ullah Ahrar through his maternal grandfather. He was named by his parents “Muhammad al-Bāqī” and later became popular with the name “Bāqī Billāh”. His takhallus(pen name) was "Berang" (which literally means colorless or transparent).[5]


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  2. ^ "HAZRAT KHAWAJA BAQI BILLAH R.A". Retrieved 2009-11-16. 
  3. ^ Ellison Banks Findly (Feb 1993). Nur Jahan, empress of Mughal India. Oxford University Press. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-19-507488-8. 
  4. ^ Malika Mohammada. The foundations of the composite culture in India. p. 181. ISBN 81-89833-18-9. 
  5. ^ "Article on KhwajaBaqi Billah".